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D Rajendra Prasad

Managing Partner

Markowitz Academy of Professional Studies

With an undying passion for Financial Markets Rajendra Prasad has been an active investor, trader, capital allocator for the last 15 years. An avid reader of market literature (Buffett, Soros, Livermore to name a few) he possesses extensive knowledge of Indian and Global markets across asset classes. He does not so much set out to be unconventional as he is uninterested in what convention demands.

Equipped with unparalleled real time trading experience matched with 17 NISM/NCFM certifications till date (and counting), he intends to train students/working professionals in a manner that gives them the required ammunition to take the complex markets head on. Also loves to play chess. Awarded ACM(arena candidate master) title by FIDE(world chess federation) in the year 2017.

Kalyan V Sivalenka


Founder & Managing Director of Springforth group of companies.

Kalyan has a vast experience in investments, entrepreneurship, mentoring, corporate finance, private wealth management & i-banking, and had prior corporate experience with reputed banks like citi, HDFC & Kotak Mahindra.

A judicious finance & investment advisory professional who believes in strong ethical & professional conduct of business. Kalyan has been actively mentoring & consulting organizations through his sharp business instincts & wide network that helps put clients & the organizations on strategic optima.

Kalyan is a Charter holder from CFA Institute, USA, Co-chair of Programming & Continuing education, CFA Society India & Charter member of TiE. He was pre-placement mentor for IIT-Chennai & guest lecturer at various Business Schools.

Apart from being an academician & executor, he is an accomplished orator, enjoys theatre & traveling. He has a voracious appetite for learning & is fascinated by the domains of Behavioral Economics & Financial Quant.

Joshua Kumar

Harvard Business School (Deal Making & Negotiations) BA(Hons) Business & HRM (Portsmouth)

CEO, Renowal

A Real Estate professional for the last 12 years, having worked with IPCs such as Knight Frank as Head of India and NRI Business, Colliers International and Savills as Senior Division Head for India Business. He is a Singaporean based out of Singapore and has huge networks and relations with HNWI, NRIs, Banks, PE/VC Funds, Audit Firms and Business Associations. He also has vast experiences in the South East Asian markets.

Joshua has done a focused program in Negotiations and Deal Making from the Harvard Business School and holds an Honours Degree from the University of Portsmouth (UK)